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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 27th, 2016

Dawson

Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, Dawsonville
Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016. Born May 20, 2005, Tristan was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He was a student at ...

Forsyth

Richard Whitmire, 64, Cumming
Richard Whitmire, age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. Richard was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and B ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Lance Hulsey, 47, Braselton
Kenneth Lance Hulsey, age 47, of Braselton passed away Friday, May 27, 2016.  Kenneth  graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree.  He loved Go ...

Habersham

Gemilda Ruth Reynolds Cantrell, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Young Harris, Georgia on March 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Lee ...
Elijah Paul James Gunn, age 3 of Alto, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 a ...
Billy David Holbrooks, 75, Demorest
Billy Holbrooks, age 75 of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Born Habersham County on April 1, 1941, he was a son of the late ...
Gemilda R. Reynolds, 85, Baldwin
Gemilda R. Reynolds age 85 of Baldwin, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

Hall

Joe Randal Graham, 62, Gainesville
Joe Randal Graham, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4:00 ...
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, Gainesville
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, of Gainesville, died Friday May 27, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Lumpkin

Edith Thompson Little, 69, Dahlonega
Edith Thompson Little, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.   Edith was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was the manager ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton